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Yolo County traffic stop leads to arrest of attempted murder suspect

A man stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer for speeding near Woodland on Monday turned out to be a suspect in an attempted murder in Tracy.

Lance Bernard Jett was arrested in connection with the December attempted murder.

About 1:30 p.m., a CHP officer stopped a Chrysler 200 near Interstate 5 and County Road 95 north of Woodland. Jett initially provided a false name and birth date, according to a CHP news release. The officer determined that Jett was under the influence of drugs and in possession of heroin and marijuana, CHP officials said.

Once Jett’s true identity was known, it was discovered that he was a suspect in an attempted murder Dec. 15 in Tracy. He was arrested on suspicion of providing false information, driving under the influence, possession of drugs and on a $2 million warrant for attempted murder. Jett was booked into Yolo County Jail.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy